Monday, May 05, 2008

The King is Exalted!

Everything went well on Saturday, praise God! Things went smoothly for the most part, though there were, of course, some mess-ups! The girls danced beautifully, and people seemed to really enjoy it. Thank you to all who prayed!

It's been a really tiring weekend for me, with all that had to be done and all that was swirling through my head. Each night I found it hard to settle down and fall asleep, because a million little things were running through my brain of things to do and remember. But, God was faithful to bring everything together in His time. It's always amazing how, in the end, God helped everyone pull together and remember Scriptures and moves. God is so good!

As we watched the ending slideshow, I distributed a little clump of small roses to each of my students. At the end, some girls presented me with a bouquet of my own! It's beautiful and smells wonderful! Some of my mom's friends who couldn't be there even sent an arrangement of flowers to the church for me. I feel so blessed!

At the end, a lot of people came up to congratulate me and give praise to God. There was a pretty consistent theme throughout their comments, however... "We can't believe you're leaving!" It was a beautiful recital to end with, but it was also really hard for me to know that this is pretty much the end of The King's Praise Ballet... at least for now. I will be teaching a few classes this summer, but not everyone will be taking and we won't be doing a recital. I will miss everyone so much.

Though the recital is over, the work is not finished! I'm now working on making the DVDs of the recital and CDs of pictures that my students ordered. It will be nice to watch it as well, since I was backstage between dances I was in, and haven't really seen exactly how everything finally looked! I'll also try to edit and upload a version of the slideshow and pictures soon to share online. In a week, we'll have a dance family party, to distribute the CDs and DVDs and fellowship together.

To God be the Glory! Great things He has done!


Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so glad it went well!

I spin flag for Jesus :)

Mardi said...

Congratulations!!I am glad it went well! God is good!

Maria Pauline said...

Those are beautiful flowers! I'm glad it went so well. =)

Sloan said...

I am so glad all went well! Priase God!!! I went to the library yesterday evening and got An Old-Fashioned Girl, I am almost done with it! Thanks for you book list again!!! You all look so BEAUTIFUL!

Sloan <><

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Anna

Luke said...

Aunt Anna,

I love you! Hope you have a great day. - Zachariah
My ballet recital is in June. - Danielle
I love you! -Nathaniel
Hello Hope you have a nice day! -Alexander
"kick!" -Bethany (hey! She's a future ballerina! :) )

thepatriot said...


Congratulations! Wow! So many students and so many little lives you've touched. You did an amazing job!

P.S. I LOVE your bouquet! Lucky! ;)

Anonymous said...

Anna, I am really impressed by how you have developed this program. I know you are sad to be leaving it, but I think you will thrive at college. The theater ministry major sounds perfect for you. I am sure there will be many more recitals and productions in your future. Best wishes, E.

Ella said...

I have to agree with jen, lucky on the bouquet! I never get flowers like that! Anyway, I was praying for you a lot! So glad that all went well!

Alyssa C. said...

Wonderful! I love your dresses! I'm glad all went well. ;)